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Jaromir Jagr helps Rangers swagger past Hurricanes

AP , NEW YORK

Jaromir Jagr, front, of the New York Rangers celebrates scoring a goal in the second quarter against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Jaromir Jagr scored twice during another milestone night and Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves in his third career shutout, carrying the New York Rangers to a 4-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Just two nights after Jagr became the 16th NHL player to score 600 goals, he passed Jari Kurri to move into 15th place. Brendan Shanahan, who got to 600 earlier this season, and Marcel Hossa also scored. It was the first time since Detroit's Brett Hull and Steve Yzerman on March 21, 2004, that 600-goal scoring teammates connected in the same game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Lundqvist has picked up his game and was sharp throughout, making 23 saves in the first two periods and protecting a lead all night. During the middle frame, he turned away Mike Commodore after defenseman Karel Rachunek turned over the puck in front, and then rushed across the crease to deny Ray Whitney's one-timed shot at the left post.

Jagr maneuvered in the left circle and ripped a shot in with 6:24 left in the second period to make it 3-0, then closed the scoring by tipping in Aaron Ward's drive in the final frame.

Ducks 5, Sharks 0

At Anaheim, California, Teemu Selanne scored his 498th and 499th career goals, Jean-Sebastien Giguere recorded his 24th career shutout, and Anaheim routed San Jose in a matchup of the top two teams in the Pacific Division.

Giguere made 23 saves for the Ducks, who lead the Sharks by five points. Anaheim has never finished higher than second in the division since joining the NHL in 1993-1994.

Defensemen Chris Pronger and Francois Beauchemin each had a goal and an assist, Ryan Getzlaf cashed in on a power play and defenseman Shane O'Brien had two assists. Anaheim defensemen have combined for 67 points, the most in the league.

Oilers 2, Flames 1

At Edmonton, Alberta, Petr Sykora had two goals to lead Edmonton past Calgary.

The teams were tied with just over six minutes left when Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff allowed a rebound on Ales Hemsky's shot and Sykora was there for his 11th goal of the season.

Edmonton's Steve Staios received a delay of game penalty with 1:26 left but the Oilers killed off the power play to secure their fourth straight win.

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